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Syed Mohamad Syafiq, Zaidatul Husniah crowned UPM Sportsman, Sportswoman 2018

By Ayunie Inanie Arzmi

Photo by Marina Ismail

 

Bangi, May 7 – Hockey player, Syed Mohamad Syafiq Syed Cholan and athletics athlete, Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli were both crowned as UPM Sportsman and Sportswoman 2018.

Each of them received RM3000 in prize money, a trophy and a watch, presented by Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris at the 35th UPM Sports Award Ceremony 2018.

Muhammad Shaiffuddin Mohd Kamro and Nur Aliya Ghapar, both from the archery team, won the Male Rising Star Award and Female Rising Star Award, respectively.

Ahmad Sufi Mohamad Hashim from the sepak takraw team was crowned as the best coach, whereas Muhamad Zyuraidi Abd Majid from the rugby team was crowned as the best manager. The best team was won by the shooting team.

A total of 163 athletes won the Gold Award, 53 athletes received the Silver Award, 22 athletes received the Setia Bakti (Long Service Award), and ten athletes received the Special Award at the ceremony.

The ceremony was held to show appreciation and recognition to the athletes who made UPM proud in sports throughout 2018, including at the international level such as the Asian Games, Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia; the Commonwealth Games held in Australia, and the ASEAN University Games Tournament held in Myanmar. 

UPM vice-chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr Aini Ideris hoped the success achieved in 2018 could inspire the team managers and coaches, as well as the athletes to continue to strive for excellence in their chosen sports.

She added that the Sports Centre has offered different programmes and training to ensure the athletes are able to achieve the expected performance when taking part in the tournament. - UPM

Date of Input: 17/05/2019 | Updated: 29/05/2019 | hairul_nizam

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